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Old 12th October 2000, 09:07 PM   #1
mike moore is offline mike moore
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Could you reccommend a site where I might find info on converting 220V
> equipment to 120V. I've got a British amp and would like to convert it
> for use here (US). Thanks in advance Mike mmoore@uclink4.berkeley.edu
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Old 12th October 2000, 09:46 PM   #2
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Default Radio Shack

I would check Radio Shack believe it or not.
All you need is a simple step down transformer.

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Old 7th February 2001, 11:25 PM   #3
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Yeah I think the easiest to do is use a 220 to 110 transformer. Even better would be to change the transformer inside the amp but it could be not so practicle.
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Old 9th February 2001, 02:14 AM   #4
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Using a 220v to 110v transformer *will* work, but normally the kind selled by Radio Shack is not the best quality... besides, you'll have two input transformers heating. I'd really try to change the internal power supply transformer to one rated for the same output voltage (you can measure it) and 110v input. It'll run much cooler.
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Old 10th February 2001, 07:43 AM   #5
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Question check transformer?

Have you checked the mains transformer of the amp? It may be possible for the transformer to have a dual primary that can be wired for 220 or 110. You would have to get inside and trace the primary windings, or contact the manufacturer for instructions.

G. Cherhit
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